On this webinar, we will address some of the key legal issues affecting businesses as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

With many organisations facing significant business disruption due to business closures, government measures and restrictions on trade, or lost income from supply chain issues or fall in consumer sales, Partners Mark O’Shaughnessy and Gerry Beausang, from leading business law firm ByrneWallace, will consider the contractual and legal issues arising when these business disruptions render organisations, or the parties that they have contracts with, incapable of meeting their contractual obligations. Are organisations liable for not fulfilling their contractual obligations? Or does the doctrine of “force majeure” (superior force) apply - if so, how does it operate and what are the legal and financial consequences of invoking force majeure in a contract?

And with many insurers taking a firm line globally on the extent to which businesses can expect to be indemnified for their losses from COVID-19, Mark and Gerry also discuss business interruption insurance, and examine whether COVID-19 is classified as an insurable claim and whether businesses are eligible to claim for loss of income, continuing operating expenses, rent, payroll and stock etc, and what is likely to happen regarding coverage.

While numbers of attendees are not limited, booking is essential. (Please note you must use Chrome to book your place and/ or listen to the recording) 

Please feel free to submit any questions in advance using the comment box when registering for the webinar and we will discuss on the day. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. All who register will receive a recording of the webinar. 

Start Date May 20, 2020
Time 10:00 - 10:50
Duration 50 Minutes
Delegate Price Free
Type Webinar
Contact Sarah Colbert
Senior Executive, Ibec Networks
+353 1 605 1639